Stone Temple Pilots - Purple Chords & Tabs

 

Purple Chords & Tabs

Stone Temple Pilots Chords & Tabs

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Purple Tab

   
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
This isn't a complete trancription, as some songs and all solos have been left
out, but this is a fairly accurate transcription of the new STP album...any
comments (constructive, preferably), e-mail to cianyde@zero.cypher.com.
Thanx.

                          PURPLE
                          ------
               1.Meatplow
               2.Vasoline
               3.Lounge Fly
               4.Interstate Love Song
               5.Still Remains (not transcribed)
               6.Pretty Penny (not transcribed)
               7.Superman Silvergun (not transcribed)
               8.Big Empty
               9.Unglued
               10.Army Ants
               11.Kitchenware & Candy Bars/Hidden Song

Meatplow
--------
Intro/Verse

  N.C        F#5
E|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|------0--3-4-4---4-X-4---4-|
E|-0--3------2-2-0-2-X-2-0-2-|


Prechorus ("They got these pictures of everything...")

   B5            C5  B5 A5 F?
E|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-10--9--7--3-X--3-3-3-X-3-3-|  <--this may be a little off
A|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-10--9--7--2-X--2-2-2-X-2-2-|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8---7--5--1-X--1-1-1-X-1-1-|


Chorus ("I got a lover and, well she shows me how...)

w/slide and Dean's nutty vibrato

    A5  C5   D5   A5  C5   D5  A5   F5  Bb5 G5    Bb5 C5 G5
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------3--5---------|
D|--/7--/10--/12--/7--/10--/12--/7--/3--/8--/5--5--3--5--5------|
A|--/7--/10--/12--/7--/10--/12--/7--/3--/8--/5--5--1--3--5---| -|
E|----------------------------------------------3--------3---| -|


        On the second verse, that "whining part" is just tremolo picking a E
on the g string (9th fret)

Lyrics

Fine place for a day full of breakdowns-
Takes more than a meltdown to show us how-
Throw a ta(c)k on the road, stop the meatplow-
Got a bullet but it ain't mine.

They got these pictures of everything-
To break us down, yeah to break me down-
They make us hate and we make it bleed.

But I got a lover and yeah
She shows me how,
To understand it, yeah to understand
I got a brother and well
He shows me how,
To make amends, yeah to make amends with it.

Take a break from the mousetrap we call home-
Takes more than a message to make me smile-
I can feel when she kisses me sleeping-
But not when the news is on.

(prechorus)

(chorus)

(solo) -rhythm background is the verse

(prechorus)

(chorus)


Vasoline
--------

Intro/Bridge ("you'll see the look and you'll see the lies...")
   Bb6(b5)

E|-0------0------0------0------------|
B|-8------8------8------8------------|
G|-7------7------7------7------------|
D|-8------8------8------8------------|
A|-0------0------0------0------------|
E|-----------------------------------|


Verse

  N.C.

E|-------------------------|      Halfway through the second veres, hit
B|-------------------------|   dead strings for that "chucka-chucka" sound
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-1--3--1--3--1--3--1--3--|

Chorus

   Eb5                                D5Db5C5

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8888-8888-8888-8888-8888-8888-8888-8765-5555-5555-5555-5555-5555-5555-5555|
D|-8888-8888-8888-8888-8888-8888-8888-8765-5555-5555-5555-5555-5555-5555-5555|
A|-6666-6666-6666-6666-6666-6666-6666-6543-3333-3333-3333-3333-3333-3333-3333|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

      F

E|----1-|
B|----1-|
G|-5--2-|
D|-5--3-|
A|-3--3-|
E|----1-|


Lyrics

One time a thing occured to me
What's real and what's for sale?
Blew a kiss and tried to take it home

Isn't you, isn't me
Search for things that you can't see
Going blind, out of reach
Somewhere in the vasoline

Two times and it has rendered me
Punch drunk and without bail
Think I'd be safer all alone

Flies in the vasoline we are
Sometimes it blows my mind
Keep getting stuck here all the time

(chorus)

You'll see the look and you'll see the lies
You'll eat the lies, and you will.

(solo) -rhythm background is the verse

(repeat 3rd verse ["Flies in the vasoline..."])

(outro) -verse figure; end on Bb6(B5)-intro/bridge chord


Lounge Fly
------ ---
Verse
   D5     F5    B?
E|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|--------1010-------|       This is probably way off...
D|-12-12--1010--9----|
A|-12-12--8-8---8----|
E|-10-10--------7----|

Chorus
  F5 G5       F5 G5       F5 G5   F5 G5       F5 G5       F5 G5
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5--3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5--|
A|-3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5--3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5--|
E|-1/3--3-3-3--1/3--3-3-3--1/3--3--1/3--3-3-3--1/3--3-3-3--1/3--3--|

  A5 Bb5      A5 Bb5      A5 Bb5  A5 Bb5      A5 Bb5        A5  G#5
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7/8--8-8-8--7/8--8-8-8--7/8--8--7/8--8-8-8--7/8--8-8-8-8--7--6--|
A|-7/8--8-8-8--7/8--8-8-8--7/8--8--7/8--8-8-8--7/8--8-8-8-8--7--6--|
E|-5/6--6-6-6--5/6--6-6-6--5/6--6--5/6--6-6-6--5/6--6-6-6-6--5--4--|

  F5 G5       F5 G5       F5 G5   F5 G5       F5 G5       F5 G5
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5--3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5--|
A|-3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5--3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5-5-5--3/5--5--|
E|-1/3--3-3-3--1/3--3-3-3--1/3--3--1/3--3-3-3--1/3--3-3-3--1/3--3--|

  Bb5                                  C5
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8--10101010-10101010-10101010-10101010--|
A|-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8--10101010-10101010-10101010-10101010--|
E|-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8---|

Bridge
   D?
E|---------------------|
B|--3--3--3--3-3-3-----|
G|--1--2--4--2-1-2-----|
D|--0--0--0--0-0-0-----|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

Lyrics

It's ok, it's ok, ok relieve me
Pins in me, pins in me, in me you kill me
The lounge fly, the lounge fly, the fly you bring me
I think I'm free but the dogs they won't release me
Don't have a nickel or a dollar but you feed me
My bottle's empty but you always refuel me
I feel I'm sinking but you won't let me drown me
I wanna f@(*, wanna f@(* but do you need me?

I can't give what I take away, and the other understands
She said she'd be my woman, she said she be my man
I can't live this way
Please refill my soul

(verse)

(chorus)

Said she'd be my woman...she said she'd be my woman, said she'd be my man

(solo 1) -Dean takes one of his quirky (awesome) trademark solos...

(chorus)

(solo 2) -Butthole Surfer Paul Leary pops in for a little solo in D pentatonic
                                                                    minor


Interstate Love Song
---------- ---- ----

Intro

    N.C
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------8--9--8------------------------|
D|/11--9--11--9-----------------------10-----------11---9----------------|
A|---------------11-(9)-7-9-7-9--9/11------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff A

    N.C.                   E   ?      E        ?      E
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--0--0--0--0-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--6--4--2-------7h9-------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------7h9-------6---7--7---6----6---7--7---6------------------|
A|-------------------------7---7--7---7----7---7--7---7------------------|
E|-------------------------0---0--0---0----0---0--0---0------------------|

Verse

   C#5           C#/C          C#/B          Bb?       A5   E  ?    E     ?    E
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-6-6--6--6-6---6-6--6--6-6---6-6--6--6-6---3---3-3-3-2-----------------------|
D|-6-6--6--6-6---6-6--6--6-6---6-6--6--6-6---2---2-2-2-2--6--7-7--6--6--7-7--6-|
A|-4-4--4--4-4---3-3--3--3-3---2-2--2--2-2---1---1-1-1-0--7--7-7--7--7--7-7--7-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------0--0-0--0--0--0-0--0-|


Chorus

    C#5                E5                A5                Ab5
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6---9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9--------------------------------------|
D|--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6---9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--|
A|--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4---7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--|
E|---------------------------------------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--|

Lyrics  (some of my favorite!)

(intro, followed by riff a)

Waiting, on a Sunday afternoon,
For what I read between the lines-your lies.
Feeling, like a hand in rusted shame,
So do you laugh or does it cry?
Reply.

(riff A)

Leaving on a Southern train
Only yesterday you lied,
Promises of what I seemed to be
Only watched the time go by,
All of these things you said to me.
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/stone_temple_pilots/purple_tab.html ]
(riff A)

Breathing, is the hardest thing to do,
With all I've said and all that's dead for you,
You lied-Goodbye.

(chorus)

Still Remains
----- -------


Pretty Penny
------ -----
Dean and Robert both played acoustic on this on, in standard tuning...(I thought
it was some open tuning...)...Dean says he used a movable Dm9 and Dm chord shapes,
but I don't hear 'em...E-mail me with any ideas...


SilverGun Superman
--------- --------
Sorry-it's just too much, & I lack time & patience...it's in Dropped D...Scott
supposedly plays some guitar on it...


Big Empty
--- -----

Intro/Verse Chords (strum freely-listen to the cd for timing)

   Em9    C9
E|--3--------------|
B|--3------3-------|
G|--0------3-------|
D|--2------2-------|
A|--2------3-------|
E|--0--------------|

Slide intro (PLEASE use a slide!)

E|----------------------------10------10-----------------------------------10|
B|-----------------------/12------12------11--8--10--11--10--8--10--8--/12---|
G|/12\11/12\11--\7-7--4------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus
    G        A          C                         G     F    E?  E
E|--3--3-3---5-5--5-5---8--8-8--8--8-8--8-8-8--|--3--3--1--1--0--0-|
B|--3--3-3---5-5--5-5---8--8-8--8--8-8--8-8-8--|--3--3--1--1--0--0-|
G|--0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0--0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0--|--0--0--2--2--2--1-|
D|--0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0--0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0--|--0--0--3--3--2--2-|
A|--2--2-2---4-4--4-4---7--7-7--7--7-7--7-7-7--|--2--2--3--3--2--2-|
E|--3--3-3---5-5--5-5---8--8-8--8--8-8--8-8-8--|--3--3--1--1--0--0-|

Slide Part II (dos, 2, duo, deux, two)

E|-11\5-----------------------------10---12--10------------------------------|
B|--------5/-8/-10/11--8-10-8--/12---------------12--/11--/10---/5-----------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge ("...Conversations kill...")   The instrumental section -arpeggiate
                                                             | the Bm9 & Bm
    G    F    E? E              Bm9?     Bm?                 | -listen to cd
E|--3-3--1-1--0--0----------|----0---------0-------------| <---| for timing
B|--3-3--1-1--0--0----------|----2---------3-------------------|
G|--0-0--2-2--2--1----------|----0---------0-------------------|
D|--0-0--3-3--2--2----------|----2---------2-------------------|
A|--2-2--3-3--2--2----------|----2---------2-------------------|
E|--3-3--1-1--0--0----------|----------------------------------|


Lyrics

Driving faster in my car
Falling farther from just what we are
Smoke a cigarette and lie some more
These conversations kill
Falling faster in my car

Time to take her home, her dizzy head is conscience-laden
Time to take a ride, it leaves today, no conversation
Time to take her home, her dizzy head is conscience-laden
Time to wait too long, to wait too long, to wait too long

Too much walking, shoes worn thin
Too much trippin', and my soul's worn thin
Time to catch a ride, it leaves today, her name is what it means
Too much walking, shoes worn thin

(chorus)

Conversations kill, Conversations kill...

(instrumental section [not REALLY a solo])

(chorus)


Unglued
-------

Intro

  N.C.  Play twice
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------1/4-----------------1/4--------------------1/4---------------1/4-----|
D|--------------^-------------------^----------------------^-----------------^-------|
A|--------------7-p-5---------------7-p-5----------------7-p-5-------------7-p-5-----|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0------0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------|

Verse

  (E5)
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-2--2-2-2---2-2--2-2-2---2-2--2-2-2---2-2--2-2-2------------------|
A|-2-2--2-2-2---2-2--2-2-2---2-2--2-2-2---2-2--2-2-2------------------|
E|-0-0--0-0-0---0-0--0-0-0---0-0--0-0-0---0-0--0-0-0------------------|


Chorus

   E5    C5       A5    C5       E5    C5      A5               D5  D/C# C5
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|-7---7---5---|
D|-2--2--101010---7--7--101010---2--2--101010--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7---7---5---|
A|-2--2--101010---7--7--101010---2--2--101010--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5---4---3---|
E|-0--0---8-8-8---5--5---8-8-8---0--0---8-8-8--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------|


Lyrics

(intro)

Moderation is masturbation
What is what and what makes you feel good
All these things I think about
I think about-
Always come unglued

Yeah-I got this thing it's coming over me
I got this thing that's coming over me
I got this feeling comin over me, over me-yeah

(intro)

This confusion is my illusion
Nowhere to look, but know where to find you
All these things I'm sick about, I'm sick about-
Always come unglued

(chorus)

(solo)

(repeat verse 1)

(chorus x2)


Army Ants
---- ----

Intro (side note: IMHO, this is one of the coolest guitar tones on the album.
                  Dean used a Vox Mando guitar [made in the 60's, this 12
                  string's neck starts at the 12th fret of a normal guitar]
                  and a liberal dose of phaser...so everyone, pull out yer
                  phasers and apply them heavily!)
   Strum freely
   (D)
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3-------3-------3----3-----3----3----3-----3---3----3----3---------------|
G|--2-------1-------5----4-----3----2----1-----5---4----3----2---------------|
D|--0-------0-------0----0-----0----0----0-----0---0----0----0---------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus

   D5        A5 B5 F5
E|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-------1010101010---------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7--7--9-1010101010-1010101010----|
A|-5-5-5-5-5--7--9--8-8-8-8-8-1010101010----|
E|------------5--7-------------8-8-8-8-8----|


Verse

  N.C. Play 4 times  let ring
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------0-----0--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------0h2-----2-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-0--0----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Prechorus                              Break before solo (after 2nd chorus)

  A5 play with verse   play twice        D#5
E|------------------------------------|---11-11--11-11---10---11-11--11-11-10|
B|------------------------------------|---11-11--11-11---10---11-11--11-11-10|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-----------|----7--7---7--7----6----7--7---7--7--6|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-----------|--------------------------------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-----------|--------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

Lyrics

You don't look but you kick me
You can't feel but you hit me
You can't live with the way I pray

Why do we all have to look this way
I gotta heart, I got blood, feel pain

Time, time is not on my side
Cause the way I am
Gotta gotta find the reason why
A woman ain't a man

You don't look but you kick me
You can't feel but you hit me
You can't deal with the way I pray

Why do you all have to think this way
I gotta heart, I got blood, feel pain

Fall in those single file lines
Like army ants
Yeah, fall on into those single file lines
And complete the plan

(break)

(intro)

(solo)-a great ride! (rhythm-play chorus, w/break)

(verse)

(prechorus 1)

(verse 1)


Kitchenware & Candybars
----------- - ---------

Verse                                Chorus
play w/fingers
   N.C. (E)                     (D)    C5    G5 F#5 D5  C5
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|--5--5----------7---5-------------------|
D|--------5--5-------5--5--------4--|--5--5---5--4---7---5-------------------|
A|--------7--7-------7--7--------5--|--3--3---5--4---5---3-------------------|
E|--0--0--------0--0-------0--0-----|---------3--2---------------------------|

The bridge is all strings.  I have no clue what to play-E-mail w/suggestions...


Lyrics

Somebody told me.  I know where to go.
Somebody showed me.  I was last to know.

Sell me down the river.
Sell me down the river.
Sell me down the river.

What I wanted, is what I wanted
What I wanted is what she wanted

Unfriendly feelings, down on wounded knee
Unfriendly reasons, some blind mother's need.

("Sell me down the river...")

(chorus)

You read the words and it sells you life
They sell their words but it's all a lie

(repeat verse 1)

("Sell...")

(chorus)

(solo)

(chorus)

The Second Album
--- ------ -----

...yeah, right...


Note:  As of right now, I'm tabbing out most of Candlebox (an exceptional cd)
and all of Soundgarden's Superunknown...

...Now it's my turn to request...if anyone has any or all tabs for these
albums, and would like to post them, I'd really appreciate it...

        -Queensryche:Rage For Order
                     ---- --- -----
        -Dream Theater:Images and Words
                       ------ --- -----
                             or
                       Live At the Marquee
                       ---- -- --- -------
        -Rush:Rush
              ----
              Counterparts
              ------------

...I also plan to post tabs for Chaos A.D. by Sepultura, Point Blank by Nail
Bomb, and MAYBE Jar of Flies by Alice In Chains...E-Mail me...| |     | |
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